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Jury qualifying begins

September 8, 2014

The Oconee Common Pleas judge gave a hint this afternoon that a trial alleging medical malpractice could last two weeks. This afternoon began the process of qualifying the jury pool to be considered for the jury. That panel is to hear testimony in the case of Russell Reynolds, personal representative of the estate of Dorothy…

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Jurors who failed to report for duty

September 8, 2014

Some 100 Oconee County residents who failed to comply with a jury summons this afternoon can expect to get a call from the Sheriff’s Office. Judge Cordell Maddox made the announcement in the Oconee Common Common Pleas Court in Walhalla, after finding out that only 71 members of a 175-member jury pool were seated in…

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20 apply to be next airport director

September 8, 2014

The process has begun to select the next director of the Oconee Regional Airport—now that Kevin Short will retire in December. County Administrator Scott Moulder says he will make the choice and is coordinating the process with two representatives of the county Aeronautics Commission. The commissioners are meeting Thursday, and Short’s retirement and the selection…

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Arrest made in one-year old burglary case

September 8, 2014

An arrest has been made in a one-year old case of home burglary near Seneca. It was a crime scene at which investigators found blood on the door and inside the house. Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of David Joseph Witherington, 34-year old Townville resident, on charges of larceny and burglary first degree. The…

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Man charged with theft

September 8, 2014

A 33-year old man has been arrested and charged with stealing a car this summer in Fair Play. Law enforcement reports show the charge of grand larceny against Iva resident Shannon Dale Ashworth. The 33-year old Ashworth was named a suspect in a July 20 Oconee Sheriff’s Office report of the theft of a 1991…

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Seneca students to perform in Greenville

September 8, 2014
Seneca students to perform in Greenville

 Two Seneca High students auditioned and were accepted in the Young Artist Mentor Program with the Greenville Chorale.  Bethany Williams and Khameelah Morris travel next week to FurmanUniversity to rehearse under the baton of Dr. Benjamin Vick.  They continue a tradition of Seneca High choral students performing with the Greenville Chorale.

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Storm strikes Oconee

September 8, 2014

A storm rocked Oconee for a couple of hours last night and blew down trees in various locations of the county. South Carolina 183/the Pickens Highway at Snead Road was closed temporarily because of a fallen tree. An oak tree that fell on a power line caused trouble on the Picket Post Road. Still another…

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Groundbreaking Thursday

September 8, 2014

Groundbreaking takes place Thursday morning in Oconee County for what promoters believe will be the finest 9-11 memorial in the Southeast. Everyone is invited for the 10 a-m ceremony at the 1.2 acre memorial site on n. highway 11, at the northeast edge of the new Walhalla High School property. The 45-minute ceremony will feature…

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Felony DUI charges against driver

September 8, 2014
Felony DUI charges against driver

 A 52-year old Oconeean has been arrested and jailed as the result of Saturday night’s car accident near Seneca that killed two people and sent four others to hospitals. This morning’s report from the Oconee Detention Center lists charges of felony driving under the influence  against Drew Woodall Greene of Little Choestoea Road, Westminster. The…

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Tragic crash near Seneca UPDATE – Names Released

September 7, 2014

A combination of cars and pickup trucks crashed around 7:15 last night at a traffic light intersection near Seneca. Authorities report the deaths of two people—the driver and a passenger in a Mazda sedan. Coroner Karl Addis says the two deceased were 28 year old Michele Wright Silvers and 29 year old  Joshua Adam Silvers,…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
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